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Because you can't merely ”pay for” an infrastructure project – unless you want to own it

Roads are paid-for (in the US) by ”the goverment”

If you want to support that, you can either pay extra taxes voluntarily (yes, it's a thing), or you can lobby for higher taxes

July 13, 2020 at 11:24AM
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